Required Reading – July 19 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Hellner: Trump, Obama, and Russia – a litany of hypocrisies

“In the first year of Obama’s presidency, he reneged on a commitment to put missile shields in Poland and the Czech Republic, all to appease Russia. He actually said he did it because Iran was dangerous. Here was what the press was reporting then: . . . In the first year of Trump’s presidency, on the other hand, Trump agreed to put up the missile defense to counter Russia. Take a look: . . . Obama essentially didn’t lift a finger when Putin attacked Ukraine. Trump is providing weapons in defiance of Putin and Russia. […]  Obama drew a red line in Syria about chemical weapons. Then Obama did nothing about chemical attacks. Trump actually bombed Syria in defiance to Russia when Assad subsequently used the weapons that Kerry said were gone.”

Read more at American Thinker.

Binder: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Occupy All ICE Offices, Borders, U.S. Airports, ‘Occupy All of It’

“Socialist Democrat candidate for Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th District is calling on left wing and open borders activists to “occupy” all United States airports, all borders in the U.S., and every office of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.”

Read more at Breitbart.

Greenfield: Is the Media the “Enemy of the People”?

“In a USA Today poll, 34% of voters agreed that the media was the enemy of the people. Other polls also showed a sizable amount of agreement that the media was innately hostile to the American people. Is the media really the enemy of the American people? Let’s tackle the question objectively.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

Sen. Cory Gardner Moves to Have Russia Declared a State Sponsor of Terror

“I’ve introduced legislation to require the State Department to consider within the next 90 days whether or not Russia should be listed as a state sponsor of terror, and I hope that legislation will be heard soon.”

Read more at CNS News.

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